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Citizen hacks design jam: A youth-run jam


Citizen Hacks



Project Leader(s)

Benn McGregor


Citizen Hacks is a youth-run group that encourages the next generation of innovators to “actively participate in building a digital world that works for everyone.” Under this project, Citizen Hacks organized a design jam that explored the central question: “How can we build a digital future that protects everyone’s privacy?”.

Participants collaborated in teams to design, create and pitch an answer to this challenge over 36 hours. Through workshops, presentations, and panels taking place during the event, participants had numerous opportunities to learn about both specific skills and approaches to creating privacy-oriented technology, and the connection between technology and society, no matter their prior level of experience in computer science. The design jam included a diverse group of participants and privacy experts in attendance at the event were able to share their expertise.

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OPC Funded Project

This project received funding support through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. The opinions expressed in the summary and report(s) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Summaries have been provided by the project authors. Please note that the projects appear in their language of origin.

Contact Information

Benn McGregor
Citizen Hacks

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